AAP’s party manifesto promises Jan Lokpal in 15 days


Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday
came out with its manifesto for the
December 4 Delhi polls, promising
to enact Jan Lokpal Bill in 15 days
if voted to power.
AAP manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ also
promises introduction of
‘Swaraj’ (self rule) to decentralise
power in the national capital. To
woo Sikh community, the party
also says to provide justice to 1984
anti-Sikh riot victims. In addition
to several sops, AAP assures to end
fake encounters and false cases
against Muslim youths.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party
promises to bring in the Jan Lokpal,
or an anti-corruption ombudsman,
within 15 days by calling an open
session of Delhi assembly on
December 29.
“This Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill would
cover all the officials and
employees of Delhi government,
from the chief minister to
members of Legislative Assembly.
Under this law, it would be
mandatory for everyone to declare
their asset. The Lokpal would have
full autonomy. Administrative,
financial and functional
independence and powers to take
action public servants,” said
Yogendra Yadav, head of AAP’s
manifesto committee, while
releasing it.
Those found guilty of corruption
would be sacked, sent to jail and
their property would be
confiscated, he added. The AAP,
which is offering itself as an
alternative to both the Congress
and the Bharatiya Janata Party in
the elections, also promised
devolution of power to the people
by setting up Mohalla Sabha which
would decide about the
development work to be carried
out, take care of sanitation, issue
of death and birth certificate and
monitor local government school
and primary health centres among
Kejriwal’s party, which had been
attacking Delhi government over
increase in electricity bills,
promised to bring it down by 50
per cent by ordering an audit of
accounts of distribution companies
“If anyone refused, their licences
would be cancelled, inflated bills
would be rectified, electricity
metres would be checked by
independent agencies,” Yadav said,
who was flanked by other party
members including Kejriwal,
Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh,
Prashant Bhushan and Kumar
In the 50-page manifesto, AAP also
assures withdrawal of cases against
those who have not paid their bills
during the civil disobedience
movement by the party, end of
“raid-raj of discoms” and
encourage solar power.


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